20th Century Fox said that it will release James Mangold’s untitled Ford Vs. Ferrari movie on November 15, 2019, putting it squarely into the film awards-season corridor. It had been dated for June 28 and now takes over the mid-month slot previously held by Matthew Vaughn’s next Kingsman movie.
That pic, which will serve as a prequel to the previous two Kingsmen movies, will now be released February 14, 2020.
Fox also solidified another 2020 bow, setting a July 3 release for the Ryan Reynolds-Shawn Levy team-up Free Guy.
Mangold’s Ford-Ferrari movie stars Matt Damon as Carroll Shelby Carroll and current Oscar Best Actor nominee Christian Bale as British driver Ken Miles and centers on a team of American engineers and designers dispatched by Ford to build a new race car to defeat the perennially dominant Ferrari at the 1966 Le Mans World Championship.
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Tracy Letts, Jon Bernthal, Caitriona Balfe, Noah Jupe, Paul Sparks and Jack McMullen also star, and the pic now joins a date that includes New Line’s Bill Condon movie The Good Liar with Ian McKellen and Helen Mirren.
Free Guy, acquired as a Matt Lieberman spec in 2016, is in the vein of The Truman Show and stars Reynolds as a bank teller stuck in his routine who discovers he’s a background character in the open-world action-adventure video game Free City, and he is the only one capable of saving his world. Levy directs.
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